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Hello, I'm attempting to set up a master/slave system which has these partitions: hda: Boots from master boot record / /home /boot swap hdb: Boots from boot partition / /home ...
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    Rsync Master to slave


    Hello,

    I'm attempting to set up a master/slave system which has these partitions:

    hda: Boots from master boot record
    /
    /home
    /boot
    swap

    hdb: Boots from boot partition
    /
    /home
    /boot
    swap

    As you can see, I've set up 2 hard drives that mirror each other. The only difference is that the master boots from the MBR and the slave boots from the boot partition.

    So far this setup is working. The next step is to create an rsync setup that willl copy the entire master to the slave.

    The idea for this setup is to implement the slave unit if the master fails.
    I know this is much easier if you use a raid1 setup but, I want to take advantage of my full drive space on both 80 g drives.

    Any Ideas for the rsync setup?


    Thanks,
    Clem C

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    Re: Rsync Master to slave

    Quote Originally Posted by clem_c_rock
    The idea for this setup is to implement the slave unit if the master fails. I know this is much easier if you use a raid1 setup but, I want to take advantage of my full drive space on both 80 g drives.
    How would you not be able to take advantage of all 80G on your drives with RAID1? You only have 80G to work with either way...because either way you will be mirroring one drive to the other.
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